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Classical music, opera, ballet and dance in Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom

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Newcastle upon TyneVivaldi Four Seasons at Christmas

Pachelbel, Bach, Corelli, Mozart, Vivaldi
The Piccadilly Sinfonietta; Warren Mailley-Smith; Marie Schreer

Newcastle upon TyneRigolettoNew production

Verdi: Rigoletto
Garry Walker; Femi Elufowoju Jr; Opera North; Rae Smith; Bruno Poet; Eric Greene

Newcastle upon TyneAlcinaNew production

Handel: Alcina
Laurence Cummings; Tim Albery; Opera North; Hannah Clark; Thomas C Hase; Ian Galloway

Newcastle upon TyneCarmenNew production

Bizet: Carmen
Garry Walker; Edward Dick; Opera North; Antony Hermus; Colin Richmond; Laura Hopkins; Rick Fisher

Newcastle upon TyneThe Nutcracker

Tchaikovsky: The Nutcracker
Peter Darrell; Scottish Ballet; Lez Brotherston; George Thomson; Scottish Ballet Orchestra
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Opera North's dazzling Queen of Spades is full of Russian passion

Queen of Spades began life as a sharp little ghost story by Alexander Pushkin, quite different in tone and spirit from the melodramatic adaptation by Modest Tchaikovsky, who wrote the libretto for his composer brother.
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Opera North's Carmen - still the same story

The story of Carmen is a tale of people at the bottom of the heap; factory workers, gypsies, bullfighters, ordinary soldiers, yet the romance of Spain and Bizet’s exuberant and unforgettable tunes have combined to give us a prettified, glamorous idea of Carmen, full of flamenco costumes, castanets, handsome toreadors and none of the rough edges.
***11
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